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The Rideau View Golf Club's men's intersectional team won the A Division of the Ottawa Valley Golf Association's interclub championship presented by Golf-O-Max for the fourth straight time on Sunday and they used what's becoming a familiar script.
Rideau View, the hosts, came from behind with a wild rally. With the Camelot Golf and Country Club holding a 33-27 lead with just three matches left on the course, Rideau View got two points from Tim Sullivan, the maximum six points from Chris Collins and another three from Josh Goheen to push their total to 38.
Camelot's Maxx Rochette, Jeff Crowe and Robert Mustard failed to earn a point in the final three matches leaving them stuck on 33 and open the door for Rideau View's comeback.
The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club had 28 points and Rivermead had 21.
Last year, playing at the Hunt, Rideau View earned just 14 points in the first six matches and trailed Rivermead (24), Hunt (19) and Greyhawk (15).
But then Justin de Vroome, the 2017 OVGA Match Play champ, Griffin Jones and Sullivan all earned six points and Collins, playing anchor, had four to rally Rideau View to the win with 36 points to Rivermead's 32.
Rideau View, which celebrates its 60th year in 2017, has won 12 of the past 16 A Division men's titles.
The Intersectional championship features 10-man teams with four clubs in each division. Each player plays the other three players in his foursome in a match play format. Players earn two points for a win and one for a tie. The maximum points a player can earn is six.
The club with the fewest points is relegated to the division below for next year and the club with the most points moves up a division. Rivermead will drop to the B Division next year and the Prescott Golf Club will be promoted.
Along with Collins, John Blakely and Mark Mackay had six points for Rideau View. Other members of the victorious team are Mike Mallette, Austin Evans, Brett Merriman, De Vroome and Jones. Alternates are Paul Spare and Josh Cooper.
Other players to earn six points in the A Division were Ben Bell of the Hunt Club, Julien-Alexandre Sale of Rivermead and Scott Ray, Wesley Kwok and Taylor Collins of Camelot.